Throughout history, sports have been a favored and beloved entertainment across the world, giving people joy, excitement, and thrill, but it’s safe to say that some certain sports have carried more weight with fans and still do to this day. Let’s take a look at the sport that continues to dominate the industry, from their star athletes to worldwide events in which capture the attention of hundreds of millions of people.
It wouldn’t be right to talk about popular sports without including the kind of sports – football – it is hands down the most favored of them all, no matter where in the world you might be. Whether it be sitting in the pub with a pint watching the game, amongst the hustle and bustle in the stadium, or placing a bet on matches for a slice of the action first hand, there are so many ways to enjoy football.
There are countless phenomenal players and breathtaking vents that fill the calendar each year, but fans know that there are a few that really show the true meaning of football. The FIFA World Cup may not be the best display of football skill or talent, but it is without a doubt the most anticipated event in the world, with around half of the world’s population tuning in to watch the action of the games unfold.
Not only has the sport created entertainment for fans but it has also given its skilled players fame and fortune, with players such as Cristiano Ronaldo become one, if not the, most famous people on earth thanks to his talent, making his one of the highest-paid athletes and the most followed user on Instagram.
For centuries, horse-based sports have been wildly popular across the world and throughout history have entertained an unthinkable amount of people, but none more so than horse racing. With many events scattered across the globe, horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, beloved by all kinds of people, from avid fans, curious spectators, even celebrities and royalty have pledged their love for the sport and its events.
Some of the most famous events include the Grand National, Royal Ascot, and Cheltenham Festival, and that’s just in the UK alone. The Grand National, in particular, is one of the most beloved events in the world, not just for horse racing, as it has an average viewership of around 600 million people, broadcasting in 140 countries, making it one of the most-watched events throughout the year.
Yet another timeless entertainment, tennis, that has provided us with beloved athletes and unmissable events. Wimbledon is one of these events and has been held since 1868, over 150 years. The events bring together so many different people who love to watch the games as well as enjoy the traditions that come alongside it, being a spectator you are likely to spot a few famous faces, even royalty in the crowds as they are known to love the historic event.